GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 780M

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Diablo III and 1 more

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

CLBenchmark Raytrace

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks and Compute Performance

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M  based on its gaming.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8970M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8970M

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Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 771 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 900 MHz vs 797 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s vs 24.7 GPixel/s More than 10% higher pixel rate
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 171,969 vs 126,734 More than 35% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Front view of GeForce GTX 780M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M

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Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 27,258 vs 20,876 More than 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 23,381.5 vs 18,211.5 Around 30% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher texture rate 98.7 GTexel/s vs 68 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,369 GFLOPS vs 2,176 GFLOPS Around 10% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher diablo III framerate 186.1 fps vs 115.8 fps More than 60% higher diablo III framerate
Significantly higher dead space 3 framerate 143.9 fps vs 95.35 fps More than 50% higher dead space 3 framerate
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 29.25 fps vs 22 fps Around 35% higher crysis 3 framerate
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,280 256 more shading units
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 46.6 fps vs 40.55 fps Around 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher call of duty: modern warfare 3 framerate 119.35 fps vs 109.2 fps Around 10% higher call of duty: modern warfare 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8970M vs GeForce GTX 780M

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

I thought it might also be interesting to run the new 3DMark on these GPUs and the results show a similar story to the gaming tests on the previous page.
GeForce GTX 780M | by Ryan-Shrout (Jun, 2013)

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

Radeon HD 8970M
40.55 fps
GeForce GTX 780M
46.6 fps
Being able to play top titles like Metro Last Light, Bioshock Infinite and Sleeping Dogs at these quality settings and at 1920x1080 resolution was impressive.
GeForce GTX 780M | by Ryan-Shrout (Jun, 2013)

Crysis 3 1920 x 1080 - Very High preset + 16xAF + 2xSMAA

However, check out the list of games with ATI branding from the last year or so: Far Cry 3 (and the spin-off FC3 Blood Dragon), SimCity, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, DmC (Devil May Cry), Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution are all on the list, and outside of DmC and Sleeping Dogs I’d say all of those are names that any gamer would recognize and most of those games have been good if not excellent.
Radeon HD 8970M | by Jarred-Walton (May, 2013)

Dead Space 3 1920 x 1080 - Very High preset

Radeon HD 8970M
95.35 fps
GeForce GTX 780M
143.9 fps
The shere specifications of the GTX 780M are quite impressive and, according to Nvidia, should be enough to run all the latest game titles including Tomb Raider, Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3, Bioshock Infinite and Assassins CreeD III at 1920x1080 resolution and Ultra settings.
GeForce GTX 780M | by Slobodan-Simic (May, 2013)

CLBenchmark Raytrace Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do raytracing

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Comments

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seems silly when the 780m is twice the price of the 8970m. You can get a 8970m crossfire laptop for almost the same price as a single 780m laptop.
The 780m is more powerful than than the 8970m. I have tried both, and the 780m gets about 13 more frames (on high setting, 4x msaa) on games like Far Cry 3 and Crysis.
This is because 780m is more resistant on game fluctuations
amd 8970m victoria ante 770m http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-8970M-vs-GeForce-GTX-770M
tal vez las hd 8870 gane por varios aspectos pero siempre ira acompañada de chips amd que no se comparan nada a los de intel asi que por esta razon gana la 770m
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amd radeon HD 8970m won but in Gaming N/A there is mistake
Why GTX 780M WIN? I think Radeon 8970M should win.
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